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Karl-Anthony Towns may be that final Celtics piece

Karl-Anthony Towns, Celtics

The Minnesota Timberwolves, one day long ago, drafted Karl-Anthony Towns with the hopes that he would become their next franchise player. Now it seems that the love affair has ended.

Bryan Kalbrosky of Hoops Hype, relaying thoughts of Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst of ESPN during a recent podcast, on the latest scuttlebutt:

On a recent podcast, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst asked colleague Zach Lowe to offer his perspective on Towns and his relationship with the Timberwolves organization moving forward. Here is what Lowe had to say about the unique situation (via The Lowe Post):

“Darren Wolfson [veteran reporter in Minnesota] alluded to a lot of it on a podcast a couple weeks ago. I said on a podcast recently that I just have a gut feeling something crazy is gonna happen there this summer. It’s not in a good place right now internally.”

Windhorst added the Celtics should/could make a call for KAT.

If that sounds like trouble, it is. The Timberwolves made the playoffs this season for the first time in several years. But they just got trounced by the Houston Rockets, and Towns was absolutely awful in the series.

It’s that performance, and possibly other moments throughout this season, that has fueled the rumors that Towns could be on his way out of Minnesota sometime sooner than later. His averages were down this year, but he still scored more than 21 points per game this season. But in the playoffs, it was difficult to realize he was even on the floor.

The idea that Towns can be got is crazy. He is a great player, and would fit well on practically any team in any system. If the Celtics can go for and get him, they’d be the next super team with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward coming back next season.